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BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:27:44 GMT 
    The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK.


French radio station catches fire 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:08:49 GMT 
    A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties.


Rockets 'destroy chemical weapons' 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:22:15 GMT 
    A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.


WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:10:37 GMT 
    Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.


Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia' 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:40:11 GMT 
    The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.


Google developing a cancer detector 
  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:35:15 GMT 
    Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.


Hamilton fastest in America practice 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:06:28 GMT 
    Lewis Hamilton sets the pace from Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg in first practice at the United States GP.


Younus hits 213 as Pakistan dominate 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:09:18 GMT 
    Younus Khan records his fifth Test double century as Pakistan dominate the second and final match against Australia.


The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him magic powers 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:29:32 GMT 
    A self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci is going on display in Turin - some believe it has mystical powers.


Can you cheat your way to fitness? 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:41:01 GMT 
    Not everyone can get to the gym - but is it really possible to stay fit through everyday household activity?


Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:02:38 GMT 
    An explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria kills at least four people and injures 32 people, police say.


Myanmar in rare multi-party talks 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:06:15 GMT 
    Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.


Reduced EU sea mission set to go 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:45:51 GMT 
    The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa.


Colombian Farc in civilian admission 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:43:07 GMT 
    Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".


Mass graves found in western Iraq 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:29:32 GMT 
    Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.
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